The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
AUGUST 24, 2010
Moving into the dormNew freshmen students arrived at Berkeley this past weekend and settled into campus housing. Three of them -- hailing from Fremont, New York and China by way of Australia -- provide a glimpse of the diversity and promise of the incoming class.

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Also: On the Berkeley Blog, a professor tells his students, 'You've been swindled.'

Diamano Coura West African Dance and MusicThis fall, Berkeley offers a wealth of arts programs that are free and open to the public. Without spending a nickel, the campus and community can take in dance, music, poetry, fiction and nonfiction, multidisciplinary collaborations and debate.

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The UC and City of Berkeley police departments are teaming up to start new joint patrols, with the goal of improving public safety at night in the city's Southside neighborhoods, as well as before and after Berkeley home football games.

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Also: 'Safety Counts 2010-11' website provides safety tips, crime statistics

Our new look
The Berkeleyan is back -- not as a printed newspaper, but as the name of the email newsletter that replaced it last year. At the time, we figured the e-newsletter was new and different and deserved a new name -- UC Berkeley News. But we missed the Berkeleyan, and readers told us that they did, too. So, with the start of the 2010-11 academic year, we are bringing the Berkeleyan name back to campus, atop this e-newsletter, as part of our updated look. The Berkeleyan comes out every Tuesday when campus is in session. Comments? Email us at
Spraying pesticides on a farmStudy links pesticides, problems in kids
School of Public Health looks at prenatal exposure.
The poor give more
New campus study on altruism.

Franz Schurmann
Emeritus China scholar, journalist.

Joe Solis
School of Social Welfare opens fund in honor of pioneering field-work consultant.

BILD grants awarded
Five campus diversity projects win funding for 2010-11.

DNA program revised
Students' personal results won't be revealed in voluntary gene-testing program.

Eight win DOE fellowships

Berkeley grad students among 150 nationwide selected for honor. (Full list.)

OE builds work teams

Furlough deadline
Unrepresented employees have one last week to use 2009-10 days.

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